Bali Travel Requirements: Everything You Need to Know for Your Next Trip

Bali Travel Requirements: Everything You Need to Know for Your Next Trip

Bali tourism is slowly but surely making a comeback.

Bali travel is finally back on the menu! Initially, the island welcomed foreign tourists and restarted direct international flights early in February 2022. As of 5 Apr 2022, fully vaccinated international travellers can enter without any Bali quarantine requirements.

Here’s everything you need to know in preparation for your trip — including Bali travel restrictions and up-to-date requirements. 

Bali entry requirements

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Bali entry requirements

Vaccinated tourists from 43 nationalities can fly directly to Bali and obtain EITHER a Visa on Arrival (VoA) or Visa Exemption Arrangement Facility. The VOA allows them to stay on the island for 30 days, and can be extended for another 30 days. Meanwhile, those who qualify for the latter can only stay for a maximum of 30 days.

Note: The VoA is implemented only in Bali.

Foreign tourists (from the select countries) who are below 12 years old must be accompanied by a vaccinated and adult family member. However, it’s best to double-check with your airline of choice beforehand — since regulations on minors may vary. 

Other vaccinated international travellers can secure either an e-Visa or B211A Visa. This is for those who fall under the following categories:

  • Vaccinated tourists who are not qualified for VoA and Visa Exemption Arrangement Facility
  • Vaccinated tourists who wish to stay longer than 60 days
  • Foreign nationals travelling to Bali on official business
Bali entry requirements

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Those who are unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated will need to undergo a quarantine period of five days. As for foreign tourists under the age of 18, they will need to follow quarantine provisions imposed on the parent or guardian travelling with them.

Pre-arrival documents for travel to Bali

All fully vaccinated travellers must meet the following Bali travel requirements:

  • Passport with at least six months’ validity
  • COVID-19 vaccine card or certificate
    • Must be in English, and issued at least 14 days before departure
    • Validate it here
  • Registration to the PeduliLindungi app
  • Specific visa if applicable
  • Proof of payment for VoA if applicable
  • A return ticket or a connecting ticket to continue travelling to another country
  • Proof of quarantine accommodation – if applicable
  • Health insurance with coverage of at least US$30,000
  • Negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure
    • For all foreign visitors, including those below 12 years old
Bali travel

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Arrival in Bali

As of writing, there are international commercial flights to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). You may also enter through Tanjung Benoa Seaport.

All international travellers will be subject to document checking and health screening protocols at the airport. The health screening includes a temperature check, which will determine whether or not you’ll need to take an on-arrival RT-PCR test. Those who show symptoms and test positive — regardless of vaccination status — will have to undergo quarantine as well. 

Note: Travellers must take their RT-PCR tests from affiliated laboratories, so that the results will be directly connected to the PeduliLindungi app.

Bali travel

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Visitors required to quarantine must take another RT-PCR test on their fourth day. Once they test negative, this is only when they can explore the rest of Bali.

Tip: Some hotels offer packages that cover the required health insurance and two PCR tests.  

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During your stay

Social distancing and mask-wearing are required, especially in Bali tourist spots. Unlike in other destinations, masks are required even in private vehicles. 

For foreign visitors, make sure to bring your passport with you wherever you go. Keep the PeduliLindungi app on your mobile phone throughout your stay, since this will give you easier access to various commercial establishments. 

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Also read: Philippines Travel Requirements: Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting

With Bali now open for tourism, click here to get started with some travel inspiration. 

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Marcy Miniano
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A fast-talking caffeine-dependent wordsmith, Marcy has never been one to shy away from sharing a good story or two. If she’s not in a quiet coffee shop somewhere, she enjoys spending afternoons in a museum or art gallery — whether it’s around Metro Manila or a foreign city she’s visiting. She wishes to retire in a winter village someday, so she can fulfil her lifelong dream of wearing turtlenecks all year round and owning a pet penguin.